Humans weren't the only ones excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Like many of us, the world's most famous gorilla couldn't wait to return to that galaxy far, far away. And now, Koko is sharing her thoughts about the movie. You can see her full review about this highly anticipated sequel in the video below.
So, what does Koko think about The Force Awakens? She loved it! But what she says next may hurt George Lucas' feelings. Asked how she feels about the prequel trilogy, she calls them 'stupid'. She then apologizes, but claims that the prequels made her cry. And not because they were sad.
Koko is also asked what she thinks director J.J. Abrams needed to do with this new one to make it different from the previous three movies. Using sign language, she says that J.J. needed to 'fix the stupid!' She is then asked if it worked. She once again replies that she 'loved' the movie. And goes onto thank J.J. Abrams for 'fixing the stupid.'
What you are watching in the video is all real. Hanabiko is a female Gorilla born in 1971 who knows more than 1,000 signs in what her trainer, Francine "Penny" Patterson, calls 'Gorilla Sign Language'. She also understands approximately 2,000 words of spoken English. She has recently participated in a number of PSAs. One finds her warning humans about climate change, and another shows her backing Obama's Gun Control. Some believe these are just staged commercials and not the Gorilla's real thoughts.
Though, she is known to love a good movie. And she is especially found of Robin Williams comedies. When she met the comedian in 2001, she was just as star struck as anyone might be. And she expressed tears of sadness when she learned her favorite actor had died. So should we believe her review? It sounds right on the money. A lot of people believe J.J. Abrams' fixed the stupid. Take a look at what Koko has to say.